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How States Promote Lead Screening and Treatment

Updated March 26, 2019
Across the country, states use a variety of strategies to promote lead screening and treatment for children and pregnant women. Elevated blood lead levels increase the risk of damage to the brain and nervous system, slow growth, and development, and can cause learning, behavior, hearing, and speech problems. These maps feature current state policy levers that address lead exposure featured in NASHP’s 2018 50-State Scan of State Health Care Delivery Policies Promoting Lead Screening and Treatment.*

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